Standard Chartered Bank

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Standard Chartered Bank Reviews in Singapore

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
654 Reviews
3.5
654 Reviews
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Pros
  • Work-life balance does exist, but there are some individuals who slog like slaves (in 67 reviews)

  • Work life balance as they have flexi hour with good working environment (in 44 reviews)


Cons
  • Work can get a bit hectic, sometimes difficult to maintain a work-life balance (in 23 reviews)

  • long working hours, low pay, no recognition at work unless youre an indian (in 15 reviews)

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  1.  

    Risk analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Standard Chartered Bank

    Pros

    Good learning. Great support from management

    Cons

    Not efficient in handling changes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Neutral experience, rather disorganized operations system that needs to be improved as there were a lot of wastage

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Standard Chartered Bank

    Pros

    The office culture was friendly and motivating
    Amenities were fabulous and welfare was good
    Prep talk every month that helps employees feel engaged

    Cons

    Problematic operations system and delays

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Management fails to adhere to contractual terms

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Standard Chartered Bank full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    # Vibrant working environment, possibly one of the, if not the most international offices around
    # Excellent non-monetary benefits
    # Poised to out-perform due to extensive presence in emerging markets

    Cons

    # Management fails to adhere to contractual terms
    # Below industry monetary remuneration package for entry-level positions
    # Poor Gen-Y engagement
    # Lack of transparency (in terms of strategic decisions from upper management)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good bank

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Standard Chartered Bank

    Pros

    Job rotation to enable growth

    Cons

    Too many changes internally recently

  6.  

    Software Developer, Test Automation

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Standard Chartered Bank

    Pros

    Good pay.
    Wide stack of technologies.

    Cons

    Stale environment.
    Flexi-desk abuse.
    Outsourcing to China.

  7.  

    Enriching

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Standard Chartered Bank full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good exposure to understanding FSA requirements. Global exposure with multiple stakeholders

    Cons

    Need to be able to navigate the politics throughout the bank

    Recommends
  8.  

    Massive changes with little thoughts and clear direction

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Standard Chartered Bank

    Pros

    Had the opportunity to experience the HFG days where the values were lived. Above avg health coverage. Above avg salary.

    Cons

    Slow promotion
    Massive changes and restructuring
    No idea what the top is thinking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We are more than numbers in the organisation. We used to stand for something. We used to be HFLR, HFP, HFG.

    Are we still living that?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Compensation is at market rate but too much effort in managing up

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    Former Employee - Product Controller in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Product Controller in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Standard Chartered Bank full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Compensation is attractive, impression is very important

    Cons

    Spent too much time managing upwards, people who just wants to do their job will be disappointed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When it comes to assessing future leaders the management should try to get 360 feedback.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    CAUGHT IN A DOWNWARD SPIRAL

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Standard Chartered Bank full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Likely all in the past. Quality staff are fleeing as senior management rearrange the deck chairs.

    Cons

    Chaotic. Little integrity. Very political. Massive cronyism and racism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign while there is still a viable franchise to salvage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great training ground, if you have the stomach for politics.

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Standard Chartered Bank full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great internal engagement and opportunities for movement. Compensation is fine.

    Cons

    Lots of political agenda.
    There is a vicious culture of trying to please senior stakeholders blindly.
    Race discrimination happens in some teams where they are primarily driven by birds of the same flock.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top management needs to change(already) old guards need to open up to new ideas. Remove the political culture that is damaging innovation and morale - concentrate on doing what's right, than good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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